Festive Seasonal Cocktails for Every Holiday

October 10th, 2013 | News | 0 Comments

It’s time to accept it; summer’s over, and fall has begun. After you find storage space for that leftover case of tiny umbrellas or pallet of coconut shells, take a look at these tasty holiday recipes using real juice mixers, guaranteed to delight bar patrons and party-goers alike.

For Halloween, try a Witches’ Brew (known in March as a “Shamrock Beer”):

  • ½ oz. Taste Of Florida Blue Curacao
  • 12 oz. beer

For this spooky concoction, a glowing, green, otherworldly presentation is key. Remember art class: Yellow and blue make green, so for the desired effect, choose a beer with a bright yellow hue: a wheat beer, pilsner, or a hearty IPA. Serve cold in a festive stein. For an extra ghoulish appearance, drop a candy eyeball in the bottom the glass. (FYI: The sugar will dissolve off the candy and further sweeten the drink. Use candy garnishes sparingly.)

If you’re looking for a spiced cocktail with a kick to top off Thanksgiving dinner, check out our Spiked Ginger Soda:

  • 1 oz. Taste Of Florida Green Apple
  • 7 oz. ginger ale
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Using the sliced apple, moisten the rim of a hurricane glass. Combine cinnamon, sugar, and dust onto a plate. Place the glass upside down on the plate, allowing the rim to pick up as much of the cinnamon-sugar mixture as possible. Add ice, combine ingredients, and stir. Garnish with apple and a stick of fresh cinnamon.

Searching for a decadent drink to usher in winter? Try a Red Velvet Cake Martini:

  • 2 1/2 oz. cake-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Taste of Florida Grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Taste of Florida Pina Colada mix
  • spritz of seltzer

Fill shaker with ice, and add cake-flavored vodka, grenadine, Pina Colada mix, and seltzer. Shake lightly, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane. To really please the sweet-tooth, top this dessert drink with whipped cream and decorative red sugar sprinkles. (Tip for adding whipped cream: Line the rim first, coating the top of the drink in a circular motion toward the center. This creates a “dam” of whipped cream and will help avoid unsightly drips down the side of the glass.)

For more festive recipes, check out our full list, or contact us to carry Taste of Florida real juice mixers in your bar, liquor store, or grocery.